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28-12-2004, 13:20   #21
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Wow,
so when i come to build a house or block of flats i can count on you to help?
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28-12-2004, 17:26   #22
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yea, the polish woman lived under the bit near the phone box on the corner. (smokey joe ...??)anyone remember im?
according to my grandad, the flats were bulldozed september '86 (i think thats not correct..??)
and it took about 2yrs to bring the lot down completely.
then there was the wooden ramp behind the shops, and the playgroound behind the nursery, oh and them big rocks in the middle near wellington and egerton. and an old bloke who only had 1 hand and drove a blue minx., oh yeas , and the flowers lived there too, remember them??
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28-12-2004, 17:30   #23
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Yeah i remember them too, what high school did you go to?
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28-12-2004, 17:39   #24
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this is my 4 th post, so i need a fifth to send a reply!!!
can u tell me about the flowers, i kinda new them a little!!
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28-12-2004, 17:41   #25
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this is now my fifth, gezmac, i went to silverdale school, was born in 1970, lived on broomhall till around '84.
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28-12-2004, 17:43   #26
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I never really knew them, just heard of them was one called Paul? Don't understand you need so many post's to reply, i've heard someone else on about that??
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28-12-2004, 17:46   #27
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yeah, apparently you need to have posted 5 times b4 u can reply to private messages, somet to do with spam......
yeah, i knew paul, had a brother john, and a sister jayne!!
so tell me abit bout u
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28-12-2004, 17:48   #28
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I used to live near the Harrison's D, M & k
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28-12-2004, 17:52   #29
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yeah, i remember them, and the west's, but i dont think they lived on the flats!! we lived near thr holdens,, J, M and C
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28-12-2004, 17:54   #30
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No they lived on the square, don't recall the Holdens
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28-12-2004, 18:21   #31
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the holdens used to live on wellington row, next door to us and the kemptons, i think it was thier nan, lived on the other side to us
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hi, i just want to thank the 2 kind gentlemen who have given me info on the old flats, Chris Todd, and Ian Canning.
hopefully i can copy the photo and have it enlarged, then get it posted on the net shortly.
Thanx again.
(whether or not they will read this post is not certain, but thanx again!)
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11-01-2005, 12:56   #33
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Iremember it was full of ''people'' from the third world. HORRIFIC
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Hi, just to say, i know have an aerial photo of broomhall flats, unfortunately, i have no way of uploading it onto my pc, so cannot post it on the net, if anyone has any ideas..........
(maybe some would like to borrow it to scan in on their pc to uplooad it ........?
email me john_p_flower@hotmail.com if you can help

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managed to take a photo of the photo, if anyone would like a copy (or knows of somewhere to post it on the net for all to see) i can send a copy thru email
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01-02-2005, 06:26   #36
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now uploaded 3 photos of broomhall flats for those who were interested!!

http://img.animeotaku.info/flats.bmp

http://img.animeotaku.info/broom.JPG

http://img.animeotaku.info/flats.JPG
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01-02-2005, 10:15   #37
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wow! jonluvs...

I had forgotten how densely those flats were packed together!

That high aerial shot makes them look so crowded and forbidding!

Thanks for sharing those photographs with us!

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01-02-2005, 10:48   #38
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I agree Plain Talker, can't you just smell that cocktail of urine, vomit and dissinfectant?!

The design of the flats was so flawed, simply boxes plonked on top of each other. As I posted earlier, my great grandma lived in the Concrete Jungle in the seventies and I recall running up the ramp to her front door.

From what I can remember, her flat was quite nice, but fortunately being aged about 4 I can't quite remember what standard of living - if any - it offered.

Council housing and planning at its very worst, methinks.
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Quote:
Originally posted by jonluvsnique
now uploaded 3 photos of broomhall flats for those who were interested!!

http://img.animeotaku.info/flats.bmp

http://img.animeotaku.info/broom.JPG

http://img.animeotaku.info/flats.JPG
wow i can see my old flat there the first one on the left at the top
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01-02-2005, 16:19   #40
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Originally posted by Elyndys
I guessed they must be there, thanks a lot for the info. I'm really interested in the history of Broomhall, but it's difficult to find out much! It's changed so much, with the flats built in the 60s, then replaced with the new houses; but then, you also have the old houses like the one I live in. If anyone has any info, I'd love to hear some history, especially from before the dual carriageway was built, if possible!
Hi Elyndys.
My grandmother lived all her married life in the same house on Clarence Street, which is now the ring road. There were 4 or 5 crossroads between whee Waitrose now stands and the new flats at the top, and every crossroads had at least 1 and most had 2 or 4 pubs on the corners! My Gran lived in a corner house, with one room on each floor, and only the front door for access. To go to the outside toilet you had to walk 4 houses up the road and down a passageway into a large communal yard where there were two rows of lavatories back to back. She lived in that house until it was demolished to make way for the ring road, then moved over the way to Sunny Bank, to a house that was demolished after she died to make way for the little park between Sunny Bank and Ecclesall Road. My uncle lived with her, and worked all his life as a silversmith at Viners near where the dept of Work & Pensions building now stands.
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